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WAS HERE TO VISIT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, RONALD REAGAN.>>WELL THE BROTHER MIGHT HAVE HAD RIGHT THERE, DADDY, THAT MUCH TIME FOR RUNNING, BUT HE FLEW HERE JUST TO SEE THE SLICKSTER AND THE AMBASSADORS OF GOODWILL, THE BOLSHEVIKS. LET’S GO COMRADES.>>ALL RIGHT, I THANK YOU VERY MUCH, GENTLEMEN, THE BOLSHEVIKS ALONG WITH THEIR MANAGER DOCTOR OF STYLE SLICK, I CANNOT BELIEVE FOR A MOMENT AT THIS BOLSHEVIKS ARE PEACE LOVING AND STRIKE FORCE SHOULD NOT FORGET THAT, LET’S GO BACK TO YOU VINCE.>>AND HERE COMES THE SLICKSTERS AMBASSADORS OF GOODWILL, THE BOLSHEVIKS ON THEIR WAY TO THE SQUARED CIRCLE BEFORE THIS CAPACITY CROWD AT THE CAPITOL CENTER, AND THE RED FLAGS ARE FLYING HIGH.>>WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THIS, THE SLICKSTER, CAN YOU IMAGINE BEING ON FIRST NAME BASIS WITH GORBY, TO CALL THE HEAD OF THE SOVIET UNION GORDY.>>I THINK HE CALLED HIM GORDY, HE DOESN’T KNOW HOW TO PRONOUNCE THE MAN’S NAME.>>WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? LET ME SAY SOMETHING ELSE GETTING BACK TO MEAN GENE SHOULDN’T BE SO NOT BEHIND THESE GUYS. YOU SHAVE HIS MUSTACHE OFF, LOOKS LIKE THE LATE NIKITA.>>YOU HAVE A POINT THERE.>>ALL NOW, THESE DUMMIES, STAND TO YOUR FEET, BUT SINCE YOU DON’T KNOW IT, I’VE GOT TO TELL YOU, I WANT ALL YOU DUMMY’S TO STAND UP AND SHOW A LITTLE BIT OF RESPECT FOR OUR COMRADE VOLKOFF.>>SURE NOT DUMMIES. THIS I’D PREFER NOT TO HEAR. OH PLEASE, I HOPE THIS IS THE SHORT VERSION, NOT THE LONG VERSION.>>I JUST FEEL BAD THAT ZUCKOFF DOESN’T HAVE THE A MIC.>>WOULD YOU LIKE TO HEAR A DUET.>>DEFINITELY.>>I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE STRIKE FORCE WIN THE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS, LET’S TAKE YOU BACK TO NOVEMBER OF LAST YEAR.>>LOOK AT THIS THE.>>YEAH, LOOK AT THAT. DOUBLE TEAM, TWO MEN IN THE RING, ONE ILLEGAL. THERE GOES MARTEL TURNING NEIDHART OVER.>>THE FIRST TIME WE SAW THAT MANEUVER, THE BOSTON CRAB, RICK MARTEL USING IT, SURPRISING THE HART FOUNDATION, AND THE PLACE GOES ELECTRIC, STRIKE FORCE VICTORIOUS, NEW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS.>>BUT THEY CAN ALL CHANGE.>>YEAH BABY.>>ALL RIGHT WE’VE ALL SEEN HOW THESE TWO MEN JUST WON THE WORLD TAG TEAM TITLES, THE STRIKE FORCE, TITO, YOU AND YOUR PARTNER MUST BE PROUD.>>WE ARE MEAN GENE, I’M PROUD OF MYSELF AND MY PARTNER, BABY.>>RICK MARTEL, YOUR THOUGHTS ON IN NEW YEAR HOLIDAY WEEKEND.>>TITO AND I DISCUSSED IT, WE’RE GOING TO MAKE 1988 THE YEAR OF THE STRIKE FORCE. STRIKING HARD AND STRIKING WITH LIGHTENING FORCE, YEAH.>>ALL RIGHT, NOW, THOSE ARE NOBLE SENTIMENTS, FORMIDABLE OPPONENTS IN THE RUSSIAN BOLSHEVIKS, THEY ARE BIG POWERFUL MEN, NO DOUBT.>>NO DOUBT, AND THAT’S JUST THE WAY WE LIKE THEM. WE KNOW THEY’RE BIGGER AND STRONGER, BUT I KNOW WHAT I HAVE DEEP IN MY HEART AND I KNOW WHAT MY PARTNER AS IN HIS HEART, BABY. WITH ALL THE WORLD BEHIND US, WE HOPE TO BE VICTORIOUS.>>THEY ARE VERY CONFIDENT AS THEY GO INTO THIS TAG TEAM TITLE DEFENSE, VINCE, LET’S GO BACK TO YOU.>>THANK YOU GENE, STRIKE FORCE HEADED TO THE SQUARED CIRCLE ON THEIR WAY TO DEFEND THE WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT CHAMPIONSHIP, THE TITLE MATCH-UP WITH TWO OUT OF THREE FALLS.>>YOU KNOW, I’VE GOT TO AGREE WITH THE SLICKSTER, THEY DO LOOK A LITTLE LIKE PINT SIZED RAMBOS.>>RAMBOS?>>RAMBOS, LOOK AT THEM. LOOK AT MARTEL, EXCEPT FOR MARTEL IS SIX INCHES TALLER, MARTEL 5’11”.>>IN ANY EVENT, THEY’VE COME TO FIGHT, NO QUESTION ABOUT IT. STRIKE FORCE AND THEIR TITLE DEFENSE AGAINST THESE BIG, POWERFUL RUSSIANS, THE BOLSHEVIKS.>>I JUST NOTICED SOMETHING, THERE IS ONE SEVERE THING THAT’S BEEN TAKEN AWAY FROM THE STRIKE FORCE FROM THIS MATCH.>>WHAT?>>THEY’RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO PULL ANY HAIR. THAT’S ONE OF THEIR TOP TACTICS IN THE RING.>>I DON’T RECALL THEM EVER PULLING HAIR.>>WELL TONIGHT THEY CERTAINLY WON’T.>>YOU CAN BET HOWEVER AT THIS BOLSHEVIKS WILL DO ANYTHING THEY POSSIBLY CAN TO GAIN THE WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT CHAMPIONSHIP. BIG NIKOLAI AND ZUCKOFF. BOY WOULD HE LIKE TO START THE NEW YEAR OFF WITH THE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP UNDER THEIR BELTS. BIG POWERFUL SUE COUGH IN THERE RIGHT NOW WITH SANTANA, MISTAKE BY SANTANA. NICE MOVE BY SANTANA. OH LOOK AT THAT.>>DEFINITELY STRIKE FORCE IS GOING TO HAVE TO USE SPEED. THEY’RE NOT MATCHING UP STRENGTH.>>I DON’T THINK THEY’LL TRY, SANTA GNAT WITH A SERIES OF LIGHTENING LIKE QUICK MANEUVERS TO THE ARM BAR, NICELY DONE.>>AND IF STRIKE FORCE IS SMART, THEY’LL KEEP THE ACTION IN THEIR CORNER AND TAG THERE. RIGHT THERE, THAT’S WHAT THEY DEFINITELY NEED TO DO.>>LITTLE BIT OF A DOUBLE TEAM COMING OFF, DOWNSTAIRS ON ZUCKOFF. LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT MAN’S HEAD.>>PERSONALLY I FEEL THE LONGER THIS MATCH GOES AND BEING THAT IT’S TWO OUT OF THREE FALLS, THAT COULD BE IN THE BOLSHEVIKS FAVOR. STRIKE FORCE MAY SLOW DOWN AS THE MATCH WEARS ON.>>THERE’S ANOTHER TAG. FREQUENT TAGS HERE BY THE STRIKE FORCE. MARTEL NOW TAKES A FOREARM BY VORRIS AND HERE COMES BIG NIKOLAI VOLKOFF. THIS IS THE GUY THEY DON’T WANT TO GET IN THE RIECAUSE VOLKOFF IS BIGGER THAN ZUCKOFF.>>FIRST FALL RIGHT HERE, NO.>>NO, I DON’T THINK YOU’RE GOING TO KEEP NIKOLAI DOWN. VOLKOFF WITH ABOUT A 50, 60-POUND WEIGHT ADVANTAGE.>>SMALL PACKAGE, THAT COULD BE IT.>>McMAHON, I’M TELLING YOU, YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE TO GET A SERIES OF MOVES, TOO SMALL TO PIN HIM LIKE THAT.>>ONCE AGAIN, ZUCKOFF TAGGED IN, WORKS TO THE MIDSECTION OF MARTEL, HAMMERING AWAY NOW IS ZUCKOFF IN THE BACK OF MARTEL. TRYING TO SET HIM UP. WAIT A MINUTE, OH MY, TURN BUCKLE MAY. ON THE FACE OF BORIS ZUCKOFF. MAY HELP HIS LIPS OUT A LITTLE BIT.>>YOU INSINUATING HE’S NOT A HANDSOME GUY?>>FLYING BODY PRESS, ONE, TWO, AND COME ON JESS, COULD HAVE HAD A THIRD COUNT RIGHT THERE.>>YEAH HE COULD HAVE, BUT THERE WAS BIG NIKOLAI TO THE RESCUE.>>DOUBLE TEAM EFFORT, TURN AROUND REFEREE.>>THE REFEREE CAN’T, HE’S TOO BUSY RUBBING MARTEL OUT OF THE RING.>>WHAT A CLOTHESLINE BY NIKOLAI. A COVER, ALMOST A COUNT OF THREE.>>HE GOT CHICO IN TROUBLE NOW.>>NIKOLAI VOLKOFF TAKING A SERIES OF RIGHT HANDS TO THE MIDSECTION, AND STOPPED SANTANA RIGHT THERE. THIS IS FOR THAT BIG RUSSIAN BOOT, HOWEVER CONNECTS WITH THE KNEE. VOLKOFF NOW DRIVING THE KNEE TO THE MIDSECTION. COME ON, COME ON, REF.>>THAT’S ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF SMART WRESTLING USED EVERYTHING AT YOUR MEANS.>>LIKE THE BOTTOM ROPE RIGHT UP AGAINST THE THROAT, COME ON JESSE.>>CERTAINLY, HE HAS A FIVE-COUNT TO BREAK AS LONG AS HE LETS GO ON FOUR.>>BEHIND THE REFEREE’S BACK, ZUCKOFF ALL OVER THE THROAT OF SANTANA.>>BEAUTIFUL SHINE ON THE BOOTS, DON’T YOU THINK, McMAHON?>>ZUCKOFF IN THERE NOW WITH SANTANA, A WEAKENED TITO SANTANA. ZUCKOFF GOING FOR THE SIDE SUPLEX. MAY COVER HIM HERE.>>WAIT A MINUTE, ONE, TWO, AND .>>THAT’S WHAT I LIKE ABOUT BOLSHEVIKS, THEY GO OUT, THEY’RE ROUGH, TOUGH, HAD THEY GET READY IT GO TAR PIN, THEY’LL GO BACK TO A CLASSIC WRESTLING MOVE TO GET IT.>>TITO SANTANA TRYING TO MAKE HIS WAY BACK TO HIS FE


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